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General News · 4th April 2016
Andy Vine
Cortes Radio, the little station that could, is once again charting new territory with an exciting project called the Deep Roots Initiative.
This is an ambitious venture to create a whole new stream of spoken word radio programming based on traditional knowledge, First Nations culture and history and linked to current environmental issues, seen from a local level.
The Deep Roots Initiative is a collaboration between CKTZ, FOCI and the Klahoose First Nation.
To make it all happen the group has secured grants and donations totalling over $60,000. This will allow for several new jobs to be created as well as some short term contracts.
A major chunk of the funding comes from a $50,000 grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) and a $10,000 grant from the Victoria Foundation.
The project’s goal is to create spoken word content and programs using local people and resources. And you are invited to participate!
We are currently looking to hire three key individuals to spearhead and manage the project. These are;
1. Community Outreach, Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator
2. Deep Roots Senior Producer
3. Trainer for story researchers
These are all one-year contract positions. In addition, we are looking for several story researchers/writers.
Are you available for periodic meetings on Cortes? Do you have a SIN? Are you enthusiastic and self-motivated?
For job descriptions and details on how to apply for these positions, please contact and ask for job descriptions. Or write to Cortes Radio, Box 210, Manson's Landing, BC, V0P 1K0. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Application deadline is April 15.
This is an exciting project for our amazing island and we hope everyone will get behind it and support it in any way they can. You can expect to hear the new spoken word programming on air by late May or early June this year.